Thursday, February 01, 2007

Square 17

I love the square I was scheduled to do this week - according to my somewhat obsessive planning - it's an easy pattern, grows very fast and had the bonus of being reversible, this side is smooth, the side in the next picture is definitely bumpier, but I like them both.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Twisted lattice - number 30

I've done another square out of numerical order, trying to prove that I'm not obsessive about working through the book in order. My knitting week runs from Monday to Sunday so I've done an extra square again this week, I'm very happy with the progress. I need to make a square for the SkipNorth charity afghan so I'll have plenty of time for it - as well as plenty of ideas for patterns!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Square 16 - double scroll

I'd left this square at the start of the week thinking it looked too complicated to do on the bus, as it turned out I was wrong, teh square I picked to do was a swine and this one comparitively easy - I only cast it on last night and here it is! That's 2 squares made again this week which is keeping me well ahead of schedule. I haven't decided yet whether or not I'll crochet around each square though so I may need more time than I originally thought for the finishing off, currently though if I keep going I may have several months to finish it off by Christmas. (There is one small error in this, I noticed it at the end and it's in the first patterned row in white, no way am I redoing this but I may duplicate stitch it to correct it.)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Square 27 - totallyin the wrong order

I've found this one difficult (it didn't photograph well either) - it's called Wickerwork and never became intuitive at any point I was still having to check the pattern on the last repeat. That was really annoying as I picked it out to do as I thought it looked easier than the next square I was due to do if I worked through in order. Still, it's done, I've noted that I don't want to ever do it again and I'll go back to the square I should have done this week. I'm now heading for having all the knitting finsished by the last week of November but I'm not placing any bets!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Square 15

This square never became intuitive, for some reason I carried on making mistakes right to the end, that's my excuse for finishing it off this weekend - it really isn't suitable for knitting on buses where I'm interrupted on most journeys by someone telling me that they didn't think anyone knitted anymore - clearly untrue unless I have became nobody!
I'm almost a month ahead of schedule which gives me a month to make the afghan up and still have it done by Christmas, there is of course no guarranttee that i won't get bored at soem point and grind to a halt but I am pleased with the progress so far.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Next square

This one is the stepped fret and I'm finding it a pig, I can't visualise the pattern yet and keep having to tink back and correct my errors, still I'm 3 weeks ahead of schedule so I'm relatively happy.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

2 more squares

I finished the Greek Key square off pretty quickly once I had the pattern into my head, but it never became easily obvious what to do next, I had to check every other row to see what I had to do by looking back at a previous pattern repeat.

I think this one is called zig zag, but I've left the book at work! It's definitely square 14 and definitely an easy pattern to establish and get teh hang of. I enjoyed it so much I finished it quickly.

I ended up not going away for work, my shoulder makes travel painful so I had time to sort all the squares I've done so far into a nice pile, 17 of the 63 are in this pile, at a square a week that give sme 3 weeks of December to make teh afghan in, I'm actually hoping that I'll get them all finished much quicker than that, but I've planned at a rate of one square a week as a minimum.